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05 September 2017

Slovakia’s Ruzomberok bypass and tunnel face severe delays

First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com

The bypass around the Slovakian town of Ružomberok, which was supposed to be finished this summer, faces a delay of more than four years.

The bypass is part of a 15.2km stretch of the D1 highway between Hubová and Ivachnová.

Ružomberok, with a population of around 45,000 including its surrounding area, is in the Liptove region in northern Slovakia. It lies around 260km from the Slovakian capital Bratislava.

The delay has been caused by a landslide near the tunnel that is being planned through the Čebrať hills above Ružomberok. Because of continuing geological concern, the National Highway Company NDS had rerouted the road and the tunnel must now by 3.6km long, instead of only 2km, according to media reports.

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